Thursday, January 17, 2019

LOVE U TO BITS - Another Designed Card

Hi There!

Just had to do another card with this cutie on the front for Valentines Day!  Thanks for taking a peep.  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Scroll down for the first post of the day - if you are interested.  Thanks,  CaroleAnn


Hi, There!

Just wanted to color this cutie up and she is perfect for a Valentine Card.  The fold idea I received from Wendy Cranford/Luvin Stampin, Stampin Up - Thank you, Wendy!  So without further a-do here is my card - three photos so you get the idea of how it opens.  I changed one element on this as the front of the card that opens is actually attached to an A2 size note card so I have more room to write a note!  Thanks for stopping by - hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Closer on the front is a heart die with lots of glitters and held in place by a heart clip.  Once you unclip it you have this part of the card showing:
Digital sentiment from MoManning, die cut with same size heart as on the front closing of the strip of cardstock and outlined in stardust glitter - open that flap and you have this:
Digital Image/MoManning/Love You To Bits
She has been fussy cut and popped up with 3D foam dot.
Colored with Copic Markers and her boots have glossy accents and the heart is covered in stardust glitter.  A fun card to make!!!  This is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019


Hi, There!

I have decided to make 2019 about more than just card making for me.  There is a group of very talented ladies that are involved in Take5 Art Journaling and they take turns picking 5 prompts for an art journal project.  I found this thru Youtube and I met the sweetest lady, Kyra Pace on her Take5 Art Journal Collaboration page and I have been watching her Youtube spot ever since  -  here!!!

So much fun and inspiration.  So these were the prompts for this month of January 2019:
1.  Coffee or Tea - for me I used the Distress Ink called Tea Dye for the background
2.  Color pink - again Distress ink Worn Lipstick for my background
3.  Yarn or lace - I have lace at the bottom
4.  Stamp - lots of stamping for me on these pages both for background and main quote.  The torn picture I added is from a watercolor I did about a month ago for a card ( I did draw the trees or attempt to draw is more like it ) - but it never made it into that creation so I just added it here since the color scheme was perfect.  See - never throw away any unused artwork;) 
5.  Add a literature quote.  Mine is stamped from a stamp set from Wordsworth/Nature

I had to add glitter for the fairy's wings and around the quote and some around the trees and in the sky.

It was so much fun to use prompts and just go with the flow.  Hoping to use my art journal books more often now - forgot how much fun it can be!!!  Blessings to all and hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Journal Recipe
Background painted with Ranger distress inks using a baby wipe.  Stamped circles from PaperArtsy stamp set in Sepia Archival Ink as I did the same with the trees and the text stamp.  Birds, and quote from Wordsworth stamp set and stamped in Black Archival Ink.  Fairy from Graphic 45 stamped in the same ink.  I used Gel Medium to apply the torn watercolor picture of the trees.  Glued the lace down at the bottom.  Added Stardust Stickles here and there!

Friday, January 4, 2019


Hi, There and Happy New Year!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and holidays celebrated with family and friends.  

I started my New Year off with something new for me - trying my hand at an envelope flip book.  I watched many, many, Youtube videos until I felt secure in trying this.  So I am experimenting on my sister by sending her the first one I made.  It is my way of celebrating my sister!  She is the best friend I have.

The next flip envelope books I make will only be 3 or 4 envelopes but her flip book is 8 envelopes - 15 pages to decorate!!!!  What fun I had and a great way to use up some of these scrapbook pages I have and just not wanting to make cards with them.  The paper set used here is from Carte Bella/Spring Market set. 

So here it is and she can open many pockets and pull out large tags etc. for photos and/or journaling.  I can't do a video so you miss some of the pull apart fun with this project!  I am now taking a break and will go back to something simple - like making a card!!!  LOL  Big hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

 COVER   Tied together with a bow.  Used 3D foam for the bottom portion of the front cover and added flowers, doily and heart clip.
Page 1  Booklet inside pocket with a note for her.  Page 2  Tags tucked in behind a flip tag
 Page 3  Has a side pocket that she has a large tag inside of it for photos or journaling
Page 4   A flip tag that has two more tags behind it for journaling
Page 5 A belly band with tag inserted and a side pocket with goodies inside.
Page 6 Sideband with another tag tucked in.
Page 7  Has a tag that is holding in place the page (joy) that opens up to reveal tags and notes
Page 8  A band that holds another tag and the pages can be used as is for photos
Page 9 Has a tag on front and a side pocket with more goodies inside
Page 10 will open to the right to reveal two pages behind it (see below).  Tag flips up to reveal a sticker that is a bike.
 Page 11 and Page 12
Page 13 is the one on your right with the wellie - I love these boots!!!  And another side pocket with tagged goodies.

If you made it this far - thanks for taking the time to see what I attempted!  Not perfect but it was so much fun to put together and I am sure I will get better at this as I go along.  Great way to use up your stash in paper, stickers, envelopes etc!!!

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Thursday, December 20, 2018


Hi, There!

Oh, what fun to go sleigh riding and then have the hot cocoa to warm up!!!  I have many fond memories of doing this with our kids and grandchildren many years ago.  Now I will stay inside and have the hot cocoa ready for all when they return!!!  Thanks for stopping by, not sure if I will be posting much until after the Christmas festivities here.  Take care and many blessings for your holidays ~ CaroleAnn

The image is from Flourishes/Snow Day/Marcella Hawley and colored with Copic Markers
C2 C4  E33 E25 E13  B91 B95  R14 R24   
The sentiment is from Recollections  Snowflakes die cuts from a mag freebie
 Ribbon from my stash and so is the background paper.

Friday, December 14, 2018


Hi, There!

I saw this stamp and it just made smile!  This gingerbread cookie is just having a ball in that cup of cocoa.  This is another Whimsy Stamp and just so much fun to color that you find yourself smiling during the whole coloring session!!  Hope you get to enjoy some hot cocoa and gingerbread cookies and don't forget to leave some for Santa;)  Thanks for stopping by, be blessed, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Whimsy Stamp/Cookies for Santa   Colored with Copic Markers
Fussy cut the image and using 3D foam mounted to die cut Spellbinder Scalloped circle and circle die cut from glitter paper.  The BP is from my stash layered with more glitter paper.  White cardstock base card that is 5 x 5.  Added some rhinestones and sequins from stash and ribbon also from stash.  Wink of Stella, Stardust, and white gel pen added for some details.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Hi, There!

Do you like penguins?  I do and Whimsy Stamps has to have the cutest images of these little guys.  I just want to have one here with me sitting at my craft table!  Don't let my cat know that as most times he is here with me sleeping under my table.  To do this little guy justice, I made a shaker card and I saw this on YouTube about a year or so ago and always wanted to try it!!  So enough blah, blah, thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day, till next time, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Whimsy Stamps/Penguin Christmas Sweetheart   Chipboard Sentiment from Make It Crafty and colored with red Copic Marker
The image is colored with Copic Markers  ( I followed the YouTube version for colors)  Thanks, Heather!!!
C8 C6 C4 C1 C0 C00     R89 R39 R29 R22 R08   YR27 YR14 Y17

The card base is A2 red,  white cardstock was embossed with Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder.  Once I cut the circle with a die cut,  I used the circle in the background and distressed it with blue ink.   Filled up with lots of red and white glitter, beads, etc.  Stardust on his hat and Wink of Stella too!  Fussy cut the image, mount with foam tape and I used some snowflakes I found in my stash from Arnold Grummer's Iridescent Flakes!!

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